Super Twins is the latest offering of GMA-7 for its First Quarter Explosion. The show topbilled by Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado, and Nadine Samonte will start airing tonight, February 12.
The newest drama-adventure tells the exciting journey of two young girls Sha-sha (Nicole Dulalia) and Tin-tin (Ella Cruz), who possess mysterious rings that transform them into superheroes.
The engaging story of the Super Twins begins when a great ball of fire called Santelmo lands on earth. According to ancient beliefs, the sun's enormous power can be tapped by the person who possesses the metallic stone found inside the great ball of fire.
A mysterious evil person named Eliazar manages to catch Santelmo, giving him inexplicable powers. However, the metallic stone inside the ball of fire falls into the hands of Ester (Marian Rivera), a poor woman who is pregnant with twins. Ester's husband Manuel (Ian de Leon) had the precious metallic stone made into a pair of rings, an early gift for their unborn twins to be named Sha-sha and Tin-tin.
When the twins are born, they were separated from Ester who mysteriously disappeared. Despite his depression for losing his wife, Manuel raises his children the best way he can. Unknown to him, his children manifest an unexplained power, which is the reason why people find Sha-sha and Tin-tin strange.
Things change when Manuel decides to give the magical rings as birthday gifts to Sha-sha and Tin-tin. The twins will meet Eliseo (Dennis), a kind hearted man who accidentally discovers about the girls' superhuman powers and their rings. He becomes interested in their strength and will even be the guide of the twins in harnessing and utilizing their powers.
Accidentally, the twins discover that when they kiss their rings, they transform into teenage superheroes: Sha-sha becomes Super S (Jennylyn) and Tin-tin changes to Super T (Nadine)!
Problem arises when the evil Eliazar gets in the way of the super sisters' mission to help other people. Eliazar wreaks havoc on earth to find the metallic stone he desperately needs.
RIGID TRAINING. For this particular role, Dennis underwent rigid training in order to portray his character convincingly.
The young actor talks about his training by saying, "Sa ngayon, tinutukan din ako nung trainer dahil kailangan yung stunts ko [pang]-master e kasi ako yung nagturo e so dapat alam ko. Kailangan ma-convince ko yung mga tao na alam nitong taong ito dahil ito yung master.
"Kasama yung harness training kasi hindi pwedeng basta kang isabak sa harness e. Dalawang tali lang yung nagsu-support sa iyo. [Kailangan] ma-maintain mo yung balance talaga. Yung harness mahirap. Meron dun yung umiikot-ikot lang ako ganun na walang tigil. Nandun ka lang umiikot, walang pipigil sa iyo e. Hihintayin mong tumigil."
Training alongside Dennis is Nadine, who plays Super T in the series. The StarStruck Batch 1 Avenger shares, "Yung martial arts, hindi ako masyadong nahirapan. Nine years old pa lang ako, nagta-taekwondo na ako. Blue belt lang ako, tapos nag-stop ako.
"First year high school, nag-karate do naman ako. Pero nagstop din ako. Kaya natutuwa ako pag may fight scenes. Yung stunts yung pinag-aaralan namin ngayon, how we kick, how we punch."
RIP-OFF ISSUES. Prior to the start of series, many have been pointing out that Super Twins is a rip-off of anime series such as Sailor Moon and Amazing Twins. The show's director, Dominic Zapata, cleared things out by saying, "If you find similarities, it is outright coincidental. Hindi po ako nakakapanood ng Sailor Moon and Amazing Twins.
"Sabi ng lawyer, you shouldn't have access to these things. It's not something na nagawa na dati-[it has] a new story, nice drama and solid characters."
Completing the powerhouse cast of Super Twins are Patrick Garcia, Camille Prats, Bianca King, Cristine Reyes, Gabby Eigenmann, Mura, and Tanya Garcia. Joining them are Melissa Avelino and comebacking actress Tetchie Agbayani.
The theme song entitled "Alinlangan" is performed by Jolina Magdangal, arranged by Albert Tamayo and composed by Michael V.
Super Twins premieres tonight, February 12, Monday.
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